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Germany Adds Lessons in Islam to Better Blend Its Melting Pot

Germany Adds Lessons in Islam to Better Blend Its Melting Pot | Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
Public schools for the first time are offering classes in Islam to primary school students to better integrate Germany’s large Muslim minority and to try to counter the influence of radical religious thinking.

Via Seth Dixon
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This applies to culture.  Public schools for the first time are offering classes in Islam to help the Muslim minority and get rid of the radical religious thinking.  This could change other countries and cause them to do the same thing.  This can cause this country to dispose of its radical religious religious thinking with the next generation.  This can get rid of violence and other racial hates in Germany.

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Sarah Ziolkowski's curator insight, January 16, 2014 2:51 PM

This article applies to our unit of cultural differences in religion.The article talks about how these new classes in Hesse, Germany could lower radical religious thinking. This not only helps educate muslim children so their thinking doesn't become radical, but also educates the country to accept islam and not outcast those with that relgion. This could become a reality in your hometown if proved successful. In the future we can hope to see more tolerance and acceptance in the islamic faith and also tolerance for islamics in countries like Germany or maybe even The US.

Isabelle Zahn's curator insight, January 18, 2014 2:48 PM

This article relates to our topic of religion and it  also relates to values and  globalization. In this article it talks about a school in Germany creating  classes in  Islam so that other people can understand them. Imagine how teachers had to go through so much more training just so that they were able to teach these new classes. This is helping to integrate Germany's  large Muslim minority and to trying to  counter the influence of radical religious thinking. This is the first time the public schools are offering classes in Islam. This has relevance and international communities because people also speak Islam and this isn't the only country that is starting to recognize it and wants to change this and create new classes for them so that they can be like everybody else. Some short-term effects could be other schools catching on and creating class is just for the Islam. Some long-term effects it could be every school having classes especially for the muslim kids. I'm also another long-term effect could be teachers having to learn Islam so that they do have the background to teach these kids if they ever were to come through their system. 

chris tobin's curator insight, February 6, 2014 11:15 AM

Many countries, including the U.S. has a Melting Pot of culture and I believe this cultivates better understanding and integration process

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Take Control of Your Own Assimilation

Take Control of Your Own Assimilation | Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
When starting a new job or internal role, companies generally do a decent job of Orientation, but they often do a poor job of truly Assimilating new employees into their organizations. Traditional ...

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This applies to assimilation.  This article shares the concept of how to create a good work relationship and assimilate with your co-workers and/or company.  If you have ever gotten a job and not really felt comfortable or really became friends with anyone.  Or you feel that awkward tension with other people in your work because you don't know them then keep reading.  This article say that in order to start a relationship with your co-workers you should go out for coffee or lunch and ask what their preferences are, how you can communicate, etc.  Share how you do these things to and it will start a good relationship and create a nice work enviroment.  It makes companies look better to the public if the workers are in harmony and are working really well together and it makes everything easier.  It can bring in money to the company because it is working so well and it can cause more work to get done faster and more effiecient.

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Anita's curator insight, July 25, 2013 8:50 AM

Do you onboard or assimilate?

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7 Fun Facts About Archery in Pop Culture

7 Fun Facts About Archery in Pop Culture | Cultural Geography | Scoop.it

In recent years, movies like Hunger Games, Brave, and The Avengers have brought an ancient weapon back into the forefront: the Bow and Arrow. Yes, while American culture is still obsessed with loud guns, archery has emerged back into the forefront, and at the recent Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles, I attended a panel discussing archery in pop culture. Here are a few fun facts that I learned from the panel.


1. Archery Classes are Growing
Two members of the panel, Patricia Gonsalves and Jim MacQuarrie, both teach archery classes when they aren’t writing about TV or working on shows like the CW hit Arrow. Both claimed that they have seen a huge increase in their classes, especially with young girls who are inspired by Katniss Everdeen and Merida from Brave. Gonsalves said that in the past year alone, her classes have increased by 33.5%.


2. Buffy’s Crossbow has been found
Many Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans have been hunting for the various props from the set ever since the show ended. One of the biggest requests was the crossbow that Buffy used so many times. Well let the mystery be gone: it is owned by Dragon Dronet, a trained swordsman and bow maker who also happens to be a prop master. Dronet showed off the crossbow proudly at the panel, and passed around a few arrows that he uses on some of his bows.


3. Hawkeye is a terrible archer
If you are an aspiring archer, then don’t takes notes on Hawkeye from the Avengers. For the most part, the panel had good things to say about the various archers on TV and movies, but everyone agreed that Hawkeye was just awful. Everyone consistently said his form and mechanics were horrible, and that it was very clear that Jeremy Renner and the powers at be with the Avengers didn’t do their research as far as the bow and arrow were concerned.

Read more at http://screeninvasion.com/2013/11/7-fun-facts-archery-in-pop-culture/#JurrAmJr22uty6aG.99

In recent years, movies like Hunger Games, Brave, and The Avengers have brought an ancient weapon back into the forefront: the Bow and Arrow. Yes, while American culture is still obsessed with loud guns, archery has emerged back into the forefront, and at the recent Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles, I attended a panel discussing archery in pop culture. Here are a few fun facts that I learned from the panel.

1. Archery Classes are Growing

Two members of the panel, Patricia Gonsalves and Jim MacQuarrie, both teach archery classes when they aren’t writing about TV or working on shows like the CW hit Arrow. Both claimed that they have seen a huge increase in their classes, especially with young girls who are inspired by Katniss Everdeen and Merida from Brave. Gonsalves said that in the past year alone, her classes have increased by 33.5%.

2. Buffy’s Crossbow has been found

Many Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans have been hunting for the various props from the set ever since the show ended. One of the biggest requests was the crossbow that Buffy used so many times. Well let the mystery be gone: it is owned by Dragon Dronet, a trained swordsman and bow maker who also happens to be a prop master. Dronet showed off the crossbow proudly at the panel, and passed around a few arrows that he uses on some of his bows.

3. Hawkeye is a terrible archer

If you are an aspiring archer, then don’t takes notes on Hawkeye from the Avengers. For the most part, the panel had good things to say about the various archers on TV and movies, but everyone agreed that Hawkeye was just awful. Everyone consistently said his form and mechanics were horrible, and that it was very clear that Jeremy Renner and the powers at be with the Avengers didn’t do their research as far as the bow and arrow were concerned.


Read more at http://screeninvasion.com/2013/11/7-fun-facts-archery-in-pop-culture/#JurrAmJr22uty6aG.99

n recent years, movies like Hunger Games, Brave, and The Avengers have brought an ancient weapon back into the forefront: the Bow and Arrow. Yes, while American culture is still obsessed with loud guns, archery has emerged back into the forefront, and at the recent Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles, I attended a panel discussing archery in pop culture. Here are a few fun facts that I learned from the panel.

1. Archery Classes are Growing

Two members of the panel, Patricia Gonsalves and Jim MacQuarrie, both teach archery classes when they aren’t writing about TV or working on shows like the CW hit Arrow. Both claimed that they have seen a huge increase in their classes, especially with young girls who are inspired by Katniss Everdeen and Merida from Brave. Gonsalves said that in the past year alone, her classes have increased by 33.5%.

2. Buffy’s Crossbow has been found

Many Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans have been hunting for the various props from the set ever since the show ended. One of the biggest requests was the crossbow that Buffy used so many times. Well let the mystery be gone: it is owned by Dragon Dronet, a trained swordsman and bow maker who also happens to be a prop master. Dronet showed off the crossbow proudly at the panel, and passed around a few arrows that he uses on some of his bows.

3. Hawkeye is a terrible archer

If you are an aspiring archer, then don’t takes notes on Hawkeye from the Avengers. For the most part, the panel had good things to say about the various archers on TV and movies, but everyone agreed that Hawkeye was just awful. Everyone consistently said his form and mechanics were horrible, and that it was very clear that Jeremy Renner and the powers at be with the Avengers didn’t do their research as far as the bow and arrow were concerned.


Read more at http://screeninvasion.com/2013/11/7-fun-facts-archery-in-pop-culture/#JurrAmJr22uty6aG.99

In recent years, movies like Hunger Games, Brave, and The Avengers have brought an ancient weapon back into the forefront: the Bow and Arrow. Yes, while American culture is still obsessed with loud guns, archery has emerged back into the forefront, and at the recent Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles, I attended a panel discussing archery in pop culture. Here are a few fun facts that I learned from the panel.

1. Archery Classes are Growing

Two members of the panel, Patricia Gonsalves and Jim MacQuarrie, both teach archery classes when they aren’t writing about TV or working on shows like the CW hit Arrow. Both claimed that they have seen a huge increase in their classes, especially with young girls who are inspired by Katniss Everdeen and Merida from Brave. Gonsalves said that in the past year alone, her classes have increased by 33.5%.

2. Buffy’s Crossbow has been found

Many Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans have been hunting for the various props from the set ever since the show ended. One of the biggest requests was the crossbow that Buffy used so many times. Well let the mystery be gone: it is owned by Dragon Dronet, a trained swordsman and bow maker who also happens to be a prop master. Dronet showed off the crossbow proudly at the panel, and passed around a few arrows that he uses on some of his bows.

3. Hawkeye is a terrible archer

If you are an aspiring archer, then don’t takes notes on Hawkeye from the Avengers. For the most part, the panel had good things to say about the various archers on TV and movies, but everyone agreed that Hawkeye was just awful. Everyone consistently said his form and mechanics were horrible, and that it was very clear that Jeremy Renner and the powers at be with the Avengers didn’t do their research as far as the bow and arrow were concerned.


Read more at http://screeninvasion.com/2013/11/7-fun-facts-archery-in-pop-culture/#JurrAmJr22uty6aG.99

In recent years, movies like Hunger Games, Brave, and The Avengers have brought an ancient weapon back into the forefront: the Bow and Arrow. Yes, while American culture is still obsessed with loud guns, archery has emerged back into the forefront, and at the recent Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles, I attended a panel discussing archery in pop culture. Here are a few fun facts that I learned from the panel.

1. Archery Classes are Growing

Two members of the panel, Patricia Gonsalves and Jim MacQuarrie, both teach archery classes when they aren’t writing about TV or working on shows like the CW hit Arrow. Both claimed that they have seen a huge increase in their classes, especially with young girls who are inspired by Katniss Everdeen and Merida from Brave. Gonsalves said that in the past year alone, her classes have increased by 33.5%.

2. Buffy’s Crossbow has been found

Many Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans have been hunting for the various props from the set ever since the show ended. One of the biggest requests was the crossbow that Buffy used so many times. Well let the mystery be gone: it is owned by Dragon Dronet, a trained swordsman and bow maker who also happens to be a prop master. Dronet showed off the crossbow proudly at the panel, and passed around a few arrows that he uses on some of his bows.

3. Hawkeye is a terrible archer

If you are an aspiring archer, then don’t takes notes on Hawkeye from the Avengers. For the most part, the panel had good things to say about the various archers on TV and movies, but everyone agreed that Hawkeye was just awful. Everyone consistently said his form and mechanics were horrible, and that it was very clear that Jeremy Renner and the powers at be with the Avengers didn’t do their research as far as the bow and arrow were concerned.


Read more at http://screeninvasion.com/2013/11/7-fun-facts-archery-in-pop-culture/#JurrAmJr22uty6aG.99


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Jamison DuClos's insight:

This applies to Pop Culture.  It talkes about how archery is becoming a bigger and bigger thing.  It also talks about 7 fun facts about archery and how it is being incorporated into today and where it is.  It is changing the people that are involved or around this pop culture and changing their leasure activities or their choice of entertainment.  It could thin out animal population because more people could learn how to use a bow and go hunting and kill more animals.  This causes more people to get their bow license and can put more money in the DNR which can help repair the enviroment and improve recreational leasures.

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webgurl's curator insight, November 3, 2013 4:22 PM

One reason why Arrow is better than The Avengers - attention to detail.

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Australian university wants to preserve culture and language of Lotud folk

Australian university wants to preserve culture and language of Lotud folk | Cultural Geography | Scoop.it
KOTA KINABALU: A small ethnic group within the Kadazandusun community is getting a helping hand from an Australian university to preserve its culture and language.

Via Charles Tiayon
Jamison DuClos's insight:

This applies to Folk Culture.  Folk Culture is very important to some people or places.  This Australian University wants to try and keep it's Native culture preserved and alive there in Australia.  So University students are doing reasearch and they found out that the culture called Kadazandusun is going to soon die out if something isn't done to preserve it.  They also found out that since they have put in tourist attractions they have made quite a bit of money.  So this could help their community and preserve their folk culture.  If they don't preserve their culture it will surely fade away and they will have not history  or records of their cultural backround and it could affect tourism in this place.

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